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R. Scott Joye

Scott Joye

Practice Areas

• D.U.I. Defense
• State Criminal Defense
• Federal Criminal Defense
• Personal Injury
• Wrongful Death
 
 

 

 

Profile

Scott Joye has been practicing law since 1996.  Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. Joye worked as a law clerk for the late Honorable Sydney T, Floyd, assisting Judge Floyd in the administration of his duties. Mr. Joye was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1996 and began practicing law as an Assistant Solicitor in the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office. He was responsible for the prosecution of all types of major criminal cases in the  Court of General Sessions. In 1998 Mr. Joye entered private practice in his own  firm, R. Scott Joye, P. A. Ten years later that practice has evolved into Joye, Nappier, Risher & Hardin, LLC.

Scott is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, concentrating the majority of his practice to the area of criminal defense, with a special emphasis in D.U.I. Defense. He has successfully tried a variety of cases ranging from Noise Ordinances to Murder charges in Georgetown and Horry Counties, and across the PeeDee. In addition, Mr. Joye also handles personal injury cases as well as wrongful death cases, and has achieved high six-figure settlements. He has also handled Federal cases in South Carolina, Virginia and Ohio.

* Notice - Any result Mr. Joye or his law firm might have achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

Education
Francis Marion College (Francis Marion University)
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences  Honor Society
Dean's List
One of two EUREKA Conference representatives, 1991
BS in Political Science, 1991
University of South Carolina School of Law
Juris Doctorate
Phi Kappa Sigma
 
Admitted to Practice
South Carolina, 1996
United States District Court, 1999
 

Bar Admissions
American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Georgetown County Bar Association

Associations
American Bar Association
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense  Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
National College of DUI Defense

Achievements
2010 South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the Year Award Recipient
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Benefactor
Charter Member  and Board Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
State Delegate, Sustaining Member and Faculty Member of National College for DUI Defense
Selected as 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 DUI Defense Super Lawyer recipient by Super Lawyers Magazine
Selected as one of the National Top Trial Lawyers 2012-2014
Awarded the AVVO Superb Rating “10”  2011-2014
South Carolina Bar Association Criminal Law Sub-Committee
Sponsored the first Standardized Field Sobriety Test Student Course for South Carolina Attorneys
Sponsored the first DataMaster DMT Breath Test Training Course for South Carolina Attorneys
Successfully completed the Drug Evaluation and Classification / Drug Recognition Expert Overview Course
Successfully Completed the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Course
Successfully Completed the Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice IX Course

Speaking Engagements
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2008 & 2011
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2013
South Carolina Bar Association 2014
North Carolina Association of Justice, NC/SC DWI & DUI Seminar 2012 & 2014
Trial Skills Co-Leader at National College for DUI Defense Summer Session held at Harvard Law School 2013 & 2014